An attorney representing the Housing Authority of Champaign County is defending a policy allowing residents to keep guns on its property.
Joliet-based attorney Eric Hanson said the resolution is the result of much research, and carefully follows in Illinois’ new concealed carry measure.
Champaign-based Guns Save Life says that the authority’s requirement that weapons be stored in a locked box denies immediate access, and is unconstitutional.
The group also objects to the requirement that residents provide a description of their weapon to the authority, saying the state has sole authority over gun registration with the passing concealed carry.
Guns Save Life is promising a legal battle over the policy.